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France reports 499 dead in 24 hours

France’s health authorities announced an increase of 499 deaths of patients with the coronavirus in the country’s hospitals on Tuesday, the biggest jump in deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Here is the full update on coronavirus cases in France from Jérôme Salomon, head of the French health authority, as the French lockdown entered its third week.

  • Number of deaths in hospitals 3,523 (+ 499 )
  • Number of cases 52,128 (+ 7,578 )
  • Number of people in hospital 22,757 (+1,749)
  • Number of people in intensive care 5,565 (+ 478)